LINGUIST List 12.336

Fri Feb 9 2001

Calls: Strategies/Betrayal, American Dialect Society

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  1. Zouhair Maalej, Strategies of Betrayal: EDS
  2. Simon,Beth, American Dialect Society

Message 1: Strategies of Betrayal: EDS

Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 16:31:54 +0100
From: Zouhair Maalej <>
Subject: Strategies of Betrayal: EDS


 (22-23-24 November, 2001)

To be hosted by the English Department of the Faculty of letters
and Human Sciences Manouba, University of Manouba-Tunis, Tunisia


A) Areas:
The English Department Seminar (EDS) is happy to announce its
forthcoming seventh conference on STRATEGIES OF BETRAYAL.
We invite papers in English in different areas of interest. Preference
will go to papers that move beyond basic plot paradigms and
the theme of betrayal.
 Deception, illusion, pretence, forgery and ambiguity all conspire
to create "meaning." Genres cannibalise each other, and literary
forms evolve both synchronically and diachronically, making in the
process readers' "horizons of expectations" fuse/defuse in often
unpredictable ways. Strategies of betrayal are common in formal
and functional views of language at the micro- and macro-linguistic
levels. These strategies are responsible for hijacking attitudes
and manipulating opinions, and are found in the contrast between
people's knowledge of language and the hypotheses and conclusions
elaborated by linguists. Papers may also focus on the risk faced
by historians and sociologists of betraying "truth", class, country
or one's former self . They can probe case histories of trust misplaced
and solidarity betrayed , or explore the dichotomy between project
and end result.

B) Abstract guidelines and submission:
The deadline for abstract submission is 30 July.
The proposal should include :

a) name of author(s), affiliation, telephone /fax/e-mail and full
snail-mail address
b) title of submission
c) a maximum of 200 words

Submissions by e-mail should be sent to one of the following
 Sadok Bouhlila e-mail:
 Hichem Hlioui e-mail:
 Hajer Weslaty e-mail:

Printed abstracts/ Enquiries can be addressed to :
Sadok Bouhlila EDS co-ordinator (address provided below.)

The allotted time for delivery is 25 minutes followed by a brief
discussion. The Conference Steering Committee will notify
acceptance by e-mail or fax at the latest by early September.

C) Full paper submission:
Authors of accepted abstracts will be requested to submit full
papers for publication in Proceedings of the EDS. The style
sheet will be mailed to participants whose abstracts are
accepted. A copy of the paper is due in by the end of January
2002 at the latest.

D) Registration:
The registration fee has been fixed at US$ 20 on site
(pre-registration is due by early October.)

E) Date/Venue and Accommodation:
The Conference will take place on 22-23-24 November, 2001.
The venue of the Conference will be The Faculty of Letters of
Manouba. University of Manouba. For details concerning
accommodation, please contact the EDS co-ordinator.

 Dr Sadok BOUHLILA, EDS Co-ordinator.
 Department of English,
 Faculty of Letters, Manouba , 2010.
 Tunis, Tunisia.
 Tel: (+216)1 601447 or(+216) 1 601391
 Fax:(+216) 1 600910
 e-mail :
Dr Zouhair Maalej,
Department of English, Chair,
Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences,
University of Manouba,
Tunis-Manouba, 2010, Tunis, Tunisia.
Office phone: (+216) 1 600 700 Ext. 174
Office Fax: (+216) 1 600 910
Home Telefax: (+216) 1 362 871
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Message 2: American Dialect Society

Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 14:07:40 -0500
From: Simon,Beth <SimonIPFW.EDU>
Subject: American Dialect Society


43nd Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association
November 1-3, 2001
Sheraton Cleveland City Centre
Cleveland, OH

Submit abstracts, 250 word maximum, for presentations
at the American Dialect Society session.

Topic: Current Research

Submission deadline: March 5

Email submission preferred.


Fax: 219-481-6985

Professor Beth Simon
Dept of English & Linguistics
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499


Beth Simon, Midwest Regional Secretary, ADS
Associate Professor, Linguistics and English
Indiana University Purdue University

For information about the M/MLA and the 2001 meeting see

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